Dorothy Tucker dies at 92

Dorothy (Dot) Tucker of Lynchburg died at the age of 92 at her Lynchburg home surrounded by family on Sunday, October 11, 2020 after an extended illness.

Dorothy (Dot) Tucker

She was born on September 27, 1928 to the late Franklin and Ada Bell Groce of Lincoln County. She and her late husband of 61 years, Robert Lenton Tucker, resided in the Chestnut Ridge Community of Moore County, where they had a family farm, raised cattle, and gardened. They also owned/operated Tucker’s Grocery for 26 years. She later worked at The Lynchburg Hardware and General Store and retired from Jack Daniel’s Distillery.

According to her family, she lived as a devoted mother and grandmother, who loved her family with all her heart and enjoyed having the grandchildren stay every weekend. She cooked Sunday dinner for the family every Sunday – preparing each person’s favorite dish. And, she was known to cook countless meals (complete meals, never just a dish or two) for someone sick, widowed, or in need.

She was also a member of Hickory Hill Presbyterian Church, where she taught Sunday school for many years.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lenton Tucker; her parents, and 12 siblings: Raymond, Reuben, Johnnie, Garland, twins: Monroe and Morell, twins: Hubert and Herbert, and James Edward Groce, Annie Dee Thomas, Odell Wiles, and Sue Riddle; and son-in-law, Butch Burt.

She is survived by son, Robert Daniel Tucker (Donna) of Lynchburg; daughter, Brenda Burt of Tullahoma; four grandchildren: Tara Parks (Scott) of Lynchburg, Wendy Grayson of Lynchburg, Seth Burt of Murfreesboro, Lenton Burt (Melissa) of Fayetteville; one granddaughter by love: Leanne Durm-Minoux (Brian) of Lynchburg; six great grandchildren: Tucker Boswell, Emily Parks, Ansley Grayson, Sawyer Parks, and Lola and Channing Burt; special friend and caregiver: Rosie Charlton, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday night at Lynchburg Funeral Home from 5-7 p.m. with funeral service to follow on Thursday, October 15 at 1 p.m. Gravesides service will follow at Lynchburg Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ladies Aide of the Upper Cumberland Presbyterian Church. •

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